Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > North East
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 51 44
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +66
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 51 62 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.71% 4.81% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 5.57% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 64 34
North East median daily rate £475 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +8.97% +6.85%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £327
90th Percentile £675 £613 £488
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
North East median hourly rate £9.40 £35.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.14% +218.18% -50.64%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -3.51% -0.87% +15.00%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 932 1,113 1,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.14% 86.35% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 755 740
North East median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £261 £256 £260
90th Percentile £575 £562 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 41
North East median hourly rate £16.12 £14.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.14% -42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.96 £9.86 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.50 £43.75 £42.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.42 £24.86
% change year-on-year +11.51% -9.81% +5.79%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 27 £450 +5.88% 9
Durham +9 16 £520 +55.22% 5
Teesside - 2 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Scrum
3 20 (39.22%) Kanban
4 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 16 (31.37%) DevOps
6 13 (25.49%) User Stories
7 12 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (19.61%) Java
9 9 (17.65%) Confluence
9 9 (17.65%) JIRA
10 8 (15.69%) QA
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (15.69%) .NET
10 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (13.73%) Change Management
11 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
11 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
11 7 (13.73%) Selenium
12 6 (11.76%) Atlassian
12 6 (11.76%) TDD
12 6 (11.76%) Groovy
12 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (11.76%) RESTful
12 6 (11.76%) Scala
12 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (11.76%) Web Services
12 6 (11.76%) ITIL

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.65%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) SAS
3 1 (1.96%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
1 2 (3.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) Base SAS
2 2 (3.92%) Big Data
2 2 (3.92%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Sqoop
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) JIRA
2 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
2 7 (13.73%) Selenium
3 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 4 (7.84%) Games
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (11.76%) Architect
1 6 (11.76%) Developer
2 5 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (9.80%) Lead Architect
2 5 (9.80%) Pega Architect
2 5 (9.80%) Systems Architect
2 5 (9.80%) Tester
3 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
3 4 (7.84%) Scrum Master
4 3 (5.88%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 3 (5.88%) User Researcher
5 2 (3.92%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Data Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (3.92%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) PMO Lead
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Data Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Senior User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) Gherkin
2 6 (11.76%) RESTful
2 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.92%) CSS
5 2 (3.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.92%) jQuery
5 2 (3.92%) ODBC
5 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Robotics
3 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Scrum
3 20 (39.22%) Kanban
4 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 16 (31.37%) DevOps
6 13 (25.49%) User Stories
7 12 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (15.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (13.73%) Change Management
10 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Analytics
11 6 (11.76%) API Testing
11 6 (11.76%) ITIL
11 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.76%) TDD
12 5 (9.80%) Defect Management
12 5 (9.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 5 (9.80%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
2 6 (11.76%) Groovy
2 6 (11.76%) Scala
3 4 (7.84%) C#
4 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (3.92%) CCNP
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.96%) CCIE
4 1 (1.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Terraform
2 4 (7.84%) Puppet
3 3 (5.88%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.96%) Nagios
5 1 (1.96%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Atlassian
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Pega
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) ABBYY
4 2 (3.92%) F5
4 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.92%) Kofax
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.96%) New Relic
5 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.96%) Splunk